Movie Reviews

“Carol”

Given its rapturous score, its elegant vintage costumes, and the trademark beauty with which Todd Haynes composes his frames, “Carol,” the latest film from the meticulous director, can easily register as vibrant and lush.

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Five famous film archers

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is finally in theaters, but there are plenty of other movie archers besides Katniss Everdeen. Here are five such skilled deadeyes.

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Room

The gentle brilliance of both this film and Emma Donoghue’s source novel is that it uses a captive situation—fertile ground for a thriller to evaluate gradually, sometimes devastatingly, the countless nuances of motherhood.

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Five great horror gems

You’ve already been spooked by “Halloween” and “The Exorcist,” so put these underrated scary flicks in your queue instead.

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Freeheld

It’s rare for a film to align so serendipitously with the times, but “Freeheld,” director Peter Sollett’s new drama, is one of those movies.

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Grandma

There’s already Oscar buzz surrounding Lily Tomlin’s starring role in “Grandma,” a road trip film that just happens to be the most openly queer project for the long un-closeted lesbian actress.

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Five great spy movies

With “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” hitting theaters, we look back on other spy flicks that kept our pulses racing.

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The case of a masterpiece

It seems preposterous to suggest that, at 76, after so much stunning work, Ian McKellen has given the performance of his career.

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Boulevard

Every year we lose an unfortunate bunch of Hollywood stars, whose faces and names eventually grace the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment.

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Magic Mike XXL

“Magic Mike XXL” might be harder to swallow if it weren’t the sequel to one of Steven Soderbergh’s best films.

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